Will Smith guest starred on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Though Smith was on the show to promote his latest movie Focus, which comes out tomorrow, the real focus that night was his performance of “Summertime.”
Kelly Clarkson premieres Sia-penned song “Let Your Tears Fall,” Mark Ronson talks working with Amy Winehouse in Playback, Daft Punk finally ditch their helmets, and more on First Dibs.
Empire‘s music director had no idea the show’s soundtrack would be such a hit, but he considers the wide reception of it all a blessing. Jim Beanz, who also appears as Titan on the show, has been working with Timbaland, Empire’s executive music producer, for a decade, and he’s the genius behind the show’s hit song “Drip Drop.”
-By Doc Coyle (@doccoyle)
Being charged with spotlighting 15 bands that I think matter in 2015 is daunting. I’m not Bill O’Reilly. I’m not trying to pawn off propagandized opinion as fact. In my best impression of an authoritative figure, this is a collection of musical acts, young and old, that I predict will make an impact this year. Periodically, I have these exploratory talks with my friends within the music industry (A&R people, agents, promoters, musicians, managers, DJ’s), and part of the goal is to try and figure out where heavy music is going. What is the next “big thing”? No one knows. I don’t know either, but I wanted to shine a light on those bands that are making artistic strides in a time when homogenization is rampant, and discovering beacons of hope through the digital white noise is becoming increasingly difficult. Read more…
Kelly Clarkson is back with her first full-length album of new material in over three years! Piece By Piece doesn’t drop until March 3rd, but VH1 is offering you an exclusive sneak peek of one album cut each day until the big release! Today’s track is the Sia-penned “Let Your Tears Fall,” which is the perfect combination of dreamy pop bliss and Clarkson’s barnstorming vocals. Stream the song right now, and then read on for commentary from Kelly herself!
Madonna has been in full promo mode for her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart. Unfortunately what’s sure to get the people talking, is the spill she took during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards.
Madonna doesn’t care about her Lady Gaga feud anymore, Billy Corgan talks about the state of music, Kanye West premieres “All Day” at the Brit Awards, and more in Last Lap.
Kanye sure knows how to pick a moment to debut new music. Two weeks ago the world heard “Wolves” for the first time at his Adidas fashion show. Today, Ye used the stage at the 2015 Brit Awards to debut the song “All Day.”
It’s been a busy month, but awards season will finally be winding down after the BRIT Awards air. And maybe it’s just because stars are simply running out of looks to try out, but London’s red carpet tonight certainly had its fair share of fashion faux pas. Celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Marina Diamandis showed up to show us even the brightest stars can’t nail every appearance.
Aspriring rapper Rymir Satterthwaite just might be Blue Ivy‘s 21-year-old half-brother. The Gossip Table has the inside scoop on the lawsuit that Jay Z could face and why he won’t take the paternity test.